Physicians for Human Rights Prove U. S. Tortured Prisoners
For the first time in the history of the United States of America I am ashamed of my country and its leaders!!!
Leading doctors and mental health professionals examined former prisoners of Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and found evidence of of U.S. torture and war crimes.
I do not mean your run of the mill pushing and shoving, I mean real torture. Some men reported, and the doctors found evidence of, being raped by sticks and other objects. Also, being shocked by electric wires on various parts of the body. Also reported were incidents of being stripped naked and paraded in front of the opposite sex for days and sometimes weeks.
A lot of the torture that took place is specifically prohibited by international law and is considered a "war crime". Although President Bush may deny the charge and say it was only a hand full of troops that took the law into their own hands, we the American public know better. We know who authorized the torture, who condoned it, and we know who pardoned himself and his cabinet for war crimes that he or his administration may have committed from 9-11-01 to present.
President Bush was well aware of the events taking place. If he wasn't then why did he pardon himself and those in administration for any war crimes that may have been committed? Of course this pardon he gave himself and his appointees begs another question; Did all the other leaders tried for war crimes not pardon themselves?
I think it is time that we as a nation admit that we are morally bankrupt. There is no excuse for this type of behavior. Please, I beg of you to explain to me how this type of behavior sets us above and apart from the very people we are at war with? Does this really make us better than them? HOW? For god's sake does sticking a stick up a man's ass make us better than them? Explain that to me, please.
Those of us that have family in the military should be appalled and afraid. Is it any wonder that the enemy tortures and beheads our troops when captured? Are we leading the way, setting the example of how to treat prisoners? If these were our men that were being tortured, our sons, daughters, husbands, wifes, uncles, grandchildren, etc. would we still feel the same?
I am well aware that over 25% of the American public sees nothing wrong with torturing prisoners of war. Over 25% of the American public still supports President Bush and his administration. Of those 25 to 28 percent that still support the present administration I have to ask again: How does torturing our enemies make us better than them.
We are at an historic crossroad. We can continue to hide our head in shame or we can take charge and demand better from those appointed to serve us. The congressional computers should be straining under the load of thousands of emails demanding impeachment of the president for war crimes and treason. The white house computers should be full of calls for the resignation of President Bush. OR we can do nothing and in doing nothing we condone the policies and practices of this administration. The choice is ours to make. I pray we make the right choice for the benefit of all mankind.
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